A celebrity makeup artist who counts Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Chrissy Teigen among her clients has revealed the secrets to her ‘dewy glow’.
Nam Vo is a Vietnamese woman who was born in San Jose, California, and she has impressed the internet with a look she calls the ‘dewy dumpling’, which she describes as ‘looking fresh, plump, and delicious – just like a dumpling’.
According to Nam, if you want a luminous complexion, you have to start with your skincare regime.
A celebrity makeup artist who counts Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Chrissy Teigen among her clients has revealed the secrets to her ‘dewy glow’ (pictured: Nam Vo)
Nam (pictured with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley) said skincare is the start of any good look – and so you should make sure you have a moisturiser that suits your specific skin needs
START WITH SKINCARE
‘I would say that my obsession for the glow is rooted in my childhood,’ Nam told Gritty Pretty.
‘My Vietnamese mother had bad melanoma and sun spots, so she taught me how to be mindful about taking care of my skin. Ever since I was a child I have care for my skin and loved caring for other’s skin.’
When it comes to the skincare she loves the most, Nam said she is a major fan of Marc Jacobs Beauty Youthquake Hydra-Full Retexturizing Gel Crème Moisturiser, $78.
The celebrity makeup artist said she always turns to this product, as it’s ‘extremely hydrating’ but also absorbs into the skin supremely easily.
Nam (pictured) also said she often uses two highlighting products – one powder and one cream – often gives off the best glow
The second trick up Nam’s sleeve is about your makeup.
She revealed that to get a glow, you shouldn’t just use one highlighting product, but rather a range of different textured illuminators.
‘When applying highlighter to the high points of the face, I love to use a cream or liquid highlighter first,’ Nam said.
‘And to give the skin an extra pop, I layer a powder highlighter over the top with a medium-sized round fluffy brush to set it.’
On her Instagram profile, Nam can be seen using all sorts of highlighters – from Pat McGrath’s Skin Fetish, $70, to Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter, $64.
To nail your blusher, Nam recommends you smile and pinch the ‘meaty’ part of your cheek – as that is where the blusher should be applied (pictured: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley)
ADD BLUSHER AND BRONZER FOR DIMENSION
While blusher and bronzer used correctly can aid the creation of ‘dewy dumpling skin’, Nam said all too often she sees people making mistakes with their application.
To nail your blusher, she recommends you smile and pinch the ‘meaty’ part of your cheek – as that is where the blusher should be applied.
Then, blend upwards in a circular motion and finish at your temples.
As with highlighters, Nam said you can mix cream and powder formulas – and she often favours a cream bronzer to create her famed ‘burnt toast’ look.
Contour towards the outer ends of the face to add definition.
Nam (pictured) uses a primer underneath her makeup and then just follows a ‘precision powdering’ approach whereby she hits targeted spots with powder on an eyebrow brush
SET YOUR LOOK
Finally, Nam said you have to set your complexion – even if you want it to be dewy.
But be careful to avoid letting powder take away any glow.
She uses a primer underneath her makeup and then just follows a ‘precision powdering’ approach whereby she hits targeted spots with powder on an eyebrow brush.
Typical areas on the face that tend to get oily are the T-zone and the side of your nose.
Leave your cheeks and temples to let any natural glow shine through.
‘All roads basically lead back to good skin,’ Nam (pictured) previously said. ‘I really think that instead of spending money on foundation and coverage -what every woman needs to do is spend money on good skincare’
Speaking previously about how she won the approval of Kylie Jenner, Chrissy Teigen, model Rosie and mega-influencer Aimee Song, Nam said that all of her glowing beauty looks start with a good base.
‘All roads basically lead back to good skin,’ Nam said: ‘Beautiful makeup truly starts with beautiful skin, and it’s ironic to me that most women are always, like “What’s your favorite foundation? How do I cover up my melasma? How do I work on my acne?”
‘I really think that instead of spending money on foundation and coverage -what every woman needs to do is spend money on good skincare.’